Chief Justice of India N V Ramana
“The human cost is immense. The economic cost to the nation is immeasurable. Therefore, it is essential that the State provides support and subsidy for diabetic care. The government also needs to train and introduce more healthcare professionals to deal with this problem,” stated Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana
Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana on Sunday stated it’s important that the State provides help and subsidy for diabetic care because the human price is “immense” and it’s an “expensive disease”.
Terming diabetes a lifelong illness and an enemy of the poor, the CJI stated it’s crucial to conduct India-specific research focusing on the native inhabitants, which can assist develop applicable remedy protocols. He stated the federal government wants to coach and introduce extra healthcare professionals to take care of the illness.
Speaking on the “Ahuja Bajaj Symposium on Diabetes”, CJI Ramana stated COVID-19 has already uncovered the fragility of our “overburdened healthcare system” and the necessity of the hour is to innovate and develop fashionable medication to discover a remedy for diabetes.
“The human cost is immense. The economic cost to the nation is immeasurable. Therefore, it is essential that the State provides support and subsidy for diabetic care. The government also needs to train and introduce more healthcare professionals to deal with this problem,” he stated.
The CJI stated the medical occupation is extensively thought to be probably the most noble one and “Vaidyo Narayano Hari” (a physician needs to be thought-about as a type of Lord Narayana) is probably the most apt option to describe docs and medical professionals.
“The health of the nation and its citizens is paramount and naturally, is a precondition to achieving the developmental aspirations we have set for ourselves,” he stated.
The CJI stated he was elated when Indian scientists and researchers got here up with a COVID-19 vaccine inside a number of months of the outbreak of the pandemic. However, “we are nowhere near finding a permanent cure for diabetes, which is an ancient disease”, CJI Ramana stated.
“My only wish is that a cure is found. For this, scientists and researchers have to pay full attention. The pivotal role played by doctors in spreading awareness about the disease and its control is praiseworthy,” he added.
The CJI stated insulin and the related healthcare merchandise for diabetes are extremely unaffordable for the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants and on this context, free walk-in assessments assume nice significance.
“This disease is an enemy of the poor man. It is an expensive disease, which is a recurring financial burden for the lifetime of the patient,” he stated.
Stressing the necessity for India-specific research on diabetes, the CJI stated although ample literature is out there on this challenge, sadly, most of it’s primarily based on western research.
He stated in keeping with research by the World Health Organization (WHO), of the entire expenditure incurred in reference to diabetes, practically 65 per cent is on remedy and medicines, whereas the remaining 35 per cent is the social price as per international estimates.
The CJI stated docs and researchers have aptly described diabetes as an “opportunistic killer” as it’s a product of contemporary and sedentary way of life.
“The primary myth attached to this disease is that it is a rich man’s disease. In the last two decades, a paradigm shift has been seen with respect to the number of affected persons from urban to rural areas,” he stated, including that diabetes is a lifelong and a “very depressing disease”, which has no remedy.
“It can be said that it is as old as human civilisation. It has actually been a silent epidemic since ages. It took the Covid pandemic to show the deadly impact of diabetes, as it was one of the main comorbidities which claimed millions of lives across the globe,” CJI Ramana stated.
He stated as a result of a scarcity of entry to reasonably priced healthcare and consciousness, a lot of the instances go undetected for the longest period of time.
“But the reality is that this disease affects people across all classes and age groups. One aspect which needs to be highlighted is that apart from the much publicised reasons of obesity and a lack of physical activity, stress is one of the major triggers of diabetes,” he stated.
The CJI stated stress administration, self-discipline in eating regimen and following a health regime are probably the most helpful instruments to defeat the illness and consciousness about its threat components, common check-ups and screening are additionally essential.
“Unfortunately, we are still unable to standardise permissible blood sugar levels. There is a lot of confusion due to different standards applied in different countries during different times. We must at least try to standardise the parameters within our country,” he stated.